Journal article

No Man Left Behind: Effectively Engaging Male Military Veterans in Counseling

Carson A Kivari, John L Oliffe, William A Borgen, Marvin J Westwood

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MENS HEALTH | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Ex-military men have emerged as a vulnerable subgroup for mental illness amid long-standing trends signaling men's reticence to seek professional help. Less explored is how men engage or disengage when they actually do enter helping programs. Contrasting decades of quantitative research pairing masculine ideology with low help seeking (i.e., describing the problem), this article draws on qualitative data to distill factors that help men become engaged and committed to counseling (i.e., identifying solutions). Shared is an evaluation of a treatment program with high success rates and virtually no dropouts-a unique occurrence in men's counseling. Enhanced Critical Incident Technique data sugge..

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